CSS Primer

CSS is the key behind styling for any web page. This invaluable programming language is easy to learn, apply, and use for your custom designs, be it for SharePoint or other web technologies. There are a dizzying array of CSS resources online and it can be hard to know where to start.

This quick and easy CSS Primer course saves you time and gets you started in the right direction with the basics of CSS.

Key Takeaways

  • In-depth lecture notes and code examples
  • Introductory knowledge for CSS
  • The inner workings of the cascade effect in CSS and other key concepts
  • The skills to write CSS for common needs such as font, background and borders

Course Syllabus

Do you already know the basics of CSS? Then check out our SharePoint CSS Experience course.

Introduction to CSS

Break down a CSS style statement into identifiers and declarations and see how to use HTML to target components on a page for styling. Topics include:

  • Adding CSS to your web pages
  • Structure of a CSS statement
  • Identifiers/selectors and declarations
  • HTML tags, classes and IDs
  • Writing comments in CSS

CSS Properties

Now that you have targeted an item on your web page, it is time to change how it looks. Walk through key properties and start to learn how to style a web page. Covered properties include:

  • Fonts (face, size, style)
  • Text (color, alignment, decoration)
  • Borders
  • Margin and Padding
  • Dimensions (width and height) and the CSS Box Model
  • Background (images and colors)

System Requirements

  • Current web browser